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    IBM Thinkpad R50e - A good purchase?

    Hello all fellow Linux users

    I'm thinking of getting a laptop, and after doing some research I've found an IBM Thinkpad R50e to a reasonable price. )I've googled some, and found some resource sites on how to install Linux on it. But I'm looking for some more vocal suggestions...

    The laptop has the following spesifications:

    Intel Centrino
    Built in: speakers, WLAN-antenna, "ThinkLight"
    Processor: Intel Pentium M 735 1.7 GHz
    Cache-memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache
    RAM: 512 MB (extendable up to 2 GB ) DDR SDRAM - PC2700 - 266 MHz
    Harddisc: 60 GB - 5400 rpm
    CD-RW / DVD-R - (integrated)
    Monitor: 15" TFT XGA (1024 x 76 - 24-bit (16,7 million colours)
    Graffic-controller: Intel 855GM
    Sound Card
    Fax / modem - CDC - 56 kbps
    Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Wireless NIC
    Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
    AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Battery: Litiumion

    Is it a good Linux-laptop?

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Looks nice. I don't think you should have much problems. I've got linux running on an old laptop, P3 800 Mhz, 128 Mb RAM, a cheap pcmcia wireless lan card, ... If you run across problems, we'll try to help
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    Looks perfect, I have an IBM A30 laptop and it works flawlessly with linux. IBM's are really good for linux compatiblity and sometimes IBM have linux dirvers on their website. Definently go for this. IBM make superior laptops in my opinion. They are always Incredibly sturdy, extremely stable, have lucious keyboards and great battery life.

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